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TEISS 2019 will feature over 70 speakers. The current confirmed speakers are below, with more being confirmed regularly

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2019 Featured Speakers

Mark Walmsley

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CISO, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Mark is a legally trained and highly motivated Chief Information Security Officer who has benefited from working in client facing, strategic and operational/project roles.  The majority of his professional career has focused on understanding and managing risk including physical, behavioural and technical challenges.  He is an analytical, forward thinking strategist focusing on information security and using...
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Mike Pittman

CISO, Dunnhumby
Mike is an experienced senior information security professional who has worked at CISO level within global organisations.   Previously CISO at John Lewis, Whitbread and Adecco.  He is able to communicate clearly across all levels of an organisation on the importance and necessity of information security governance and risk management strategies.
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Nick Nagle

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CISO, Condé Nast
Nick is an Information Security Professional, CISSP, CISM, CISA & CeH certified, providing information security management, architecture and technical consultancy.  He is experienced in leading the design, implementation and maintaining of security projects, services and frameworks within international organisations. Nick has a proven track record for the effective deployment, management and maturing of both information...
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Paul Taylor

Partner and UK Lead for Cyber in the Boardroom, KPMG
Paul has led the delivery of some of the most demanding national security programmes in the UK, operating at the very highest levels of government.  He is uniquely qualified to understand the evolving threat environment, as well as having an exceptional track record of driving and delivering change in complex organisations. Paul’s contribution to the...
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Paul Watts

CISO, Dominos Pizza
Paul has worked in Information and Cyber Security for over thirteen years of a twenty-three year career in IT.  He has held senior Information Security Leadership roles in sectors including UK Critical National Infrastructure, Retail, Finance and Media and currently heads up the security operation for Domino’s Pizza Group PLC, who operate the Domino’s brand...
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Thom Langford

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CISO, Publicis Groupe
As Chief Information Security Officer of Publicis Groupe, Thom is responsible for all aspects of information security risk and compliance as well as managing the Groupe Information Security Programme. Additionally the role is responsible for  business continuity capabilities across the Groupe’s global operations. Having successfully built security and IT programmes from the ground up Thom brings an often...
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2019 Speakers

Adam Anderson

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Founder/CSO, Element Security Group
Author of “The Monster Within: Cyber Crime isn’t about computer science, it’s about behavioural science” and “Built To Survive: Preparing to RECOVER and THRIVE after a Cyber Attack“, Adam Anderson is an entrepreneur, ex-NSA agent, consultant, author, trainer and cyber security expert. Adam’s 15 years of entrepreneurial start-up experience and his knowledge Enterprise Cyber Defence gives...
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Allan Alford

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CISO, Mitel
Allan is Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Mitel, formerly CISO at Forcepoint and at Polycom. In his CISO roles Alford has managed enterprise security as well as compliance with various frameworks such as GDPR, NIST SP800-171 and ISO 27001. With more than 30 years of IT and Engineering security experience, Allan has a strong...
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Andy Wall

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Chief Security Officer, Office for National Statistics
Andy Wall is a Cyber, Information Security and Assurance Leader with over 25 years’ experience within global and national commercial organisations and UK Government providing business focused security advice and management. In his current role as the Chief Security Officer at the Office for National Statistics he is developing new approaches to secure the operations...
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Angeline Hayles-Henderson

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Solicitor - Data Protection/Privacy and Information Law, Birmingham City Council
Angeline is a Solicitor with more than 10 Years’ experience in Information and Data Protection Law Practice. She has an acute interest in the privacy issues presented by emerging technologies and the effectiveness or otherwise of the Legal Frameworks that underpin them. Having honed her expertise primarily in Local Government, Angeline’s current role involves responsibility...
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Bridget Kenyon

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Global CISO, Thales eSecurity
Bridget is a highly motivated information security leader, experienced in strategy, planning, managing staff, running security reviews, designing policy, and handling security incidents. Her experience includes the greenfield development of Information Security Management Systems (based on ISO/IEC 27001), the initiation and project management of information security risk assessments, and the design and implementation of many...
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Craig Rice

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Chief Security Officer, Pay.UK
Craig is the Chief Security Officer of Pay.UK, the organisation that has amalgamated the UK retail payments systems into one company. He previously held the same role for Bacs, FPS and C&CCC. Prior to that he joined the Payments Council in October 2013, subsequently Payments UK, after a variety of appointments in the intelligence and...
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David Topping

COO, BlueSky
David is a co-author of both the THINGUIDE to Cyber Security, and BS10010 (Information Classification, Marking and Handling) a consultant, speaker, and commentator on Cybersecurity and GDPR. In a long IT career in companies such as BT, IBM and Scala, David has developed an extensive understanding of enterprise data software, information taxonomy and the use,...
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Deborah Haworth

CISO, Penguin Random House UK
With twenty years an information security professional, Deborah has been at the sharp end of changing attitudes to this discipline. With experience across multiple industries, and a gift for telling it how it is, Deborah celebrates the highs, revels in lessons learned and is not afraid to face the pain points of 2018 to date....
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Dr Jose Such

Associate Professor - Security and Privacy, King's College London - Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research
Dr Jose Miguel Such is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Informatics at King’s College London. Previously, he was a lecturer in Cybersecurity in the School of Computing and Communications at Lancaster University. He holds a BSc in Computer Science, a MSc in Artificial Intelligence, Pattern Recognition and Digital Image, and a PhD...
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Dr Maria Grazia Vigliotti

Founder & Director, Sandblocks Consulting
Dr Maria Vigliotti is a leading expert with vast experience in security, cryptography, blockchains, and ​training in academic and non-academic environments.  She has several years of experience in formal verification of code for concurrent systems in safety and critical applications in the nuclear industry and academia. Maria has led the development of the Cyber security strategy...
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Geoff McDonald

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Co-Founder, Minds@Work
After 25 years with Unilever, Geoff left his role as Global VP of HR to devote his energy to ending the stigma of depression and anxiety in the workplace. As a speaker and a business transformation consultant, he inspires leaders to embrace mental health and empower organisations to put purpose at their core and play...
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Ian Burgess

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Principal, Technology and Digital Policy Delivery, UK Finance
Ian leads on the work to create the Financial Sector Cyber Collaboration Centre for UK Finance, which represents nearly 300 of the leading firms providing finance, banking, markets and payments-related services in or from the UK. Working with the UK’s financial sector Critical National Infrastructure organisations as well as the Bank of England, National Cyber...
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James Hatch

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Director - Cyber Security, BAE Systems
James Hatch is Director of Cyber Services at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. He leads BAE Systems advisory and technical services in cyber security across Europe. This business covers all industry sectors but with a particularly strong presence in financial services, telecommunications, energy and central government. The services provided cover security strategy, assessment, improvement and integration....
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Jeremy Swinfen Green

Head of Consulting, TEISS
Jeremy Swinfen Green is Head of Training and Consulting at Teiss Cyber Security. During over 25 years’ experience with digital business, Jeremy has worked in strategy, advertising, customer experience, training and content marketing. He specialises in how “human factors” affect cyber security and was a very early proponent of social media risk management. Jeremy has...
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John Scott

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Head of Security Education, Bank of England
John is an established Information Technology trainer, with many years’ experience in Further and Higher Education and training in both the private and the public sector. He has been integral in the implementation of the Bank of England’s current security training programme, and is focused on the transition from passive compliance to active security. John...
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Jon Townsend

CIO, National Trust
Jon is a leader in technology. He moved to his role as the CIO for the National Trust in August 2017.  Previously he was the Director of Technology & Information Security. He holds an MBA with the Open University and an MSc with Cranfield University in the Design of Information Systems. He previously held a...
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Jonathan Gad

VP Business Development, Cymulate
Jonathan is an innovation leader, illustrated in more than 20 years of experience in management, business and technical positions where he nurtured technological innovations into successful businesses, particularly in the cybersecurity and IT markets. As VP Business Development at IntSights, Jonathan has helped accelerate the sales, business development and go-to-market strategy of the company since...
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Ken Munro

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Partner, Pen Test Partners
Ken is a security entrepreneur and industry maverick that has worked in infosec for over 15 years. After studying Applied Physics he tried his hand in the hospitality industry but soon discovered a talent for hacking, persuading a till to print out mortgage amortisations. He went on to cut his teeth in the anti-virus industry...
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Lisa Forte

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Partner, Red Goat Security
Lisa began her cyber career in one of the UK Police Cyber-Crime Units which dealt with serious cyber-crime cases, working closely with agencies such as the FBI. Victim companies ranged from small to multi-national organisations and almost all the cases involved social engineering. Lisa left in 2017 to start her own company, Red Goat Cyber Security...
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Louise Cockburn

Information Security Awareness and Culture Manager, Quilter

Lucy Payne

Security Awareness and Engagement Lead, Aviva
Lucy is the Security Awareness Lead for Aviva Digital, and is particularly interested in phishing and the tactics employed to manipulate the recipients. Her approach to culture change is to play a long game, and always keeping sight of the “why” not the “what”.
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Mark Johnson

Founder & CEO, The Risk Management Group
Mark originally served as an operational drug enforcement officer and military intelligence officer in the Caribbean and Central America during the 1980s. He then became the Head of Fraud Control for Cable & Wireless plc in London, before moving on to technical security roles within Ericsson and Nortel, which saw him working on complex projects...
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Mark Nicholls

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Head of Information Security & Governance, Peabody
Mark is a strategic information security leader with an impressive 19 year career.  He has led major information security programmes of work and has been key in building and leading successful teams that have been responsible for significant business change through digital transformation. He is very passionate about securing information and protecting organisations from the...
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Mark Walmsley

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CISO, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Mark is a legally trained and highly motivated Chief Information Security Officer who has benefited from working in client facing, strategic and operational/project roles.  The majority of his professional career has focused on understanding and managing risk including physical, behavioural and technical challenges.  He is an analytical, forward thinking strategist focusing on information security and using...
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Matthew Kay

Group Data Protection Officer, Balfour Beatty
Matthew holds a Masters in Information Rights Law and Practice and the BCS certificate in Data Protection. He is experienced in case handling and advising organisations on information compliance across a variety of sectors. Matthew currently heads the Data Protection function for Balfour Beatty(c.40000 employees) overseeing the 6 Data Protection Officers across the strategic business...
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Michael Makstman

CISO, The City and County of San Francisco
Michael wrote his first computer program in the late 80s, built his first computer in the early 90s, and for the last 15 years, has been leading remarkable teams in the technology space. He is passionate about opportunities that technology brings to transform our work and personal lives. That is why he focuses on helping...
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Mike Pittman

CISO, Dunnhumby
Mike is an experienced senior information security professional who has worked at CISO level within global organisations.   Previously CISO at John Lewis, Whitbread and Adecco.  He is able to communicate clearly across all levels of an organisation on the importance and necessity of information security governance and risk management strategies.
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Niall MacLeod

Director of Solutions Engineering – EMEIA, Anomali
Niall has been involved in cyber security since the early 2000’s, working across sales engineering, consulting and architecture. His first SIEM installation was back in 2004 and other roles have covered securing web-facing infrastructure for government, evaluating disaster recovery plans for an investment bank and PCI audits of retail organisations. Niall joined Anomali in 2016...
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Nick Nagle

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CISO, Condé Nast
Nick is an Information Security Professional, CISSP, CISM, CISA & CeH certified, providing information security management, architecture and technical consultancy.  He is experienced in leading the design, implementation and maintaining of security projects, services and frameworks within international organisations. Nick has a proven track record for the effective deployment, management and maturing of both information...
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Paul Martin

Senior Systems Engineer, Code42

Paul Taylor

Partner and UK Lead for Cyber in the Boardroom, KPMG
Paul has led the delivery of some of the most demanding national security programmes in the UK, operating at the very highest levels of government.  He is uniquely qualified to understand the evolving threat environment, as well as having an exceptional track record of driving and delivering change in complex organisations. Paul’s contribution to the...
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Paul Watts

CISO, Dominos Pizza
Paul has worked in Information and Cyber Security for over thirteen years of a twenty-three year career in IT.  He has held senior Information Security Leadership roles in sectors including UK Critical National Infrastructure, Retail, Finance and Media and currently heads up the security operation for Domino’s Pizza Group PLC, who operate the Domino’s brand...
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Phil Beecher

President/CEO, Wi-Sun Alliance
Phil Beecher is the President of the Wi-SUN Alliance, an industry organisation which promotes standards-based interoperable wireless communications products for Smart Ubiquitous Networks, Smart Cities and Internet of Things (IoT) applications, and implements a rigorous testing and certification program to achieve its aims. Since 1997, Phil has played a key role in the development of...
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Raef Meeuwisse

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Author, Cybersecurity for Beginners, ISACA Expert Speaker
Raef Meeuwisse holds multiple ISACA certifications for information security and authored the security control framework for a Fortune 20 company. He also created AdaptiveGRC, the world’s first single data source / zero replication governance, risk management and compliance suite. He is an entertaining international speaker who splits his time between operational C-Level cybersecurity programme audits...
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Richard Agnew

VP EMEA, Code42
Richard is a veteran of the UK IT industry having served in management roles at EMC, NetApp and Veeam. For Code42, Richard is responsible for growing EMEA and emulating the success of Code42 seen in North America.
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Rocio de la Cruz

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Principal Associate, Gowling WLG
Rocio is a European data protection lawyer who helps clients to minimise risks to their businesses in matters concerning Privacy, Information and Data Protection Law. She has broad international experience in Data Protection, e-Commerce and Information Law applied to both the private and public sectors. Rocio works on complex projects where she is able to...
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Roxanne Morison

Head of Digital Policy, CBI
Roxanne has extensive UK and EU digital & tech public policy knowledge, a track record of developing campaigns from inception to launch, and engaging government and stakeholders across industry.
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Shash Patel

Director, Information Risk Management & Privacy, Air Products
Shash is currently Director, Information Risk Management & Privacy. In this role he is responsible for overall Information Risk assessment and response activities including the evaluation, mitigation and reporting of information and privacy risks facing the Company. This includes an enterprise wide Information Risk Management (IRM) program covering Intellectual Asset Protection (IAP), Data Privacy (acting...
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Thom Langford

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CISO, Publicis Groupe
As Chief Information Security Officer of Publicis Groupe, Thom is responsible for all aspects of information security risk and compliance as well as managing the Groupe Information Security Programme. Additionally the role is responsible for  business continuity capabilities across the Groupe’s global operations. Having successfully built security and IT programmes from the ground up Thom brings an often...
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Titta Tajwer

CISO, News UK
Titta is currently CISO at News UK, the publisher of The Times, The Sunday Times, The Sun and Wired, among others.  Previously, she headed the security division at WorldRemit, a FinTech start-up.  Prior to that, she worked on high profile security and auditing assignments with major consultancy firms including Accenture, Deloitte, and Ernst & Young....
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Tom Salmon

Customer Engineer for Google Cloud Platform, Google
At Google, Tom works with leading Financial Services organisations to meet their business and security goals through digital transformation using data, analytics and machine learning. Tom has deep domain knowledge in IT Security from running teams of software developers, building products, mentoring and advising startups and founders on their technology and growth strategy. Having worked...
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Tony Adams

Head of Investigations, Digital Forensics and Prevent Programme, National Cyber Crime Unit
Tony Adams is a senior manager within the National Crime Agency and has a policing background of over 29 years, the vast majority of this as a detective. The last 20 years has been spent investigating National and International serious organised crime. This has ranged from organised drug, people and firearms trafficking criminality, through to...
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